• Tigh Dearg Hotel
    Accommodation

    Experience the friendly warm wecome in the hotels, self catering and bed and breakfasts.

  • Ardmaree Stores and Lobster Pot Tearoom
    Eating Out

    North Uist has a range of both small cafes and larger hotel based restaurants.

  • Attractions

    View a range of attractions, including wildlife, historic sites, and secluded beaches.

The Isle of North Uist is in the centre of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.  The Outer Hebrides consist  of the Isles of Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Beneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay.

North Uist is a landscape of fresh and salt water lochs bordered on its western side by miles of sandy beaches, and cultivated crofts. North Uist is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, motor homers and cyclists alike. On the west side of the island the road follows the machair, (the fertile coastal grassland bordering the sand dunes), whilst the eastern side is mainly water. This area is a fisherman’s and bird watchers paradise.

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click to download

The island is connected by causeway to Benbecula, Berneray and Baleshare. Lochmaddy is the main town and fishing port on the island and has a population of approximately 300 people.

North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeway to North Uist.

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Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris

Isle of South Uist

Isle of Benbecula

Isle of Barra

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Events this month

  • Events this month

    • Events on June 28, 2014
      Harris Arts Festival
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Ferry Road Leverburgh Isle Of Harris
      Description: A week of events throughout Harris
      http://www.harrisarts.org
    • Events on July 5, 2014
      Isle of Harris Half Marathon
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Isle of Harris
      Description: The Isle of Harris Half Marathon is a popular and scenic race organised by the Stornoway Running and Athletics Club. http://www.halfmarathonlist.co.uk/isle-of-harris-half-marathon.php
    • Events on July 6, 2014
      Fisherman's Mass
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Castlebay Isle Of Barra
      Description: Annual blessing of the fishing fleet. An open air Mass followed by freshly cooked herring and a Ceilidh in the evening.
    • Events on July 6, 2014
      Ceolas Festival
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Isle Of South Uist
      Description: A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music. http://www.ceolas.co.uk/
    • Events on July 12, 2014
      Point Agricultural Shows
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Aird Showground Point Isle Of Lewis
      Description: Fun for all the family. Attractions, craft stalls, displays/demonstrations, highland dancing and music.
    • Events on July 14, 2014
      Sail Stornoway Festival
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Stornoway Harbour, Quay Street, Stornoway, United Kingdom
    • Events on July 16, 2014
      Hebridean Celtic Festival
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Stornoway Castle Grounds
      Description: Renowned for its truly special atmosphere HebCelt radiates out from its supershows in Stornoway’s Castle Grounds to intimate venues in rural communities. With a host of fringe events to sample, lose yourself for the weekend in one of the most stunning festival locations in the world. http://www.hebceltfest.com/
    • Events on July 18, 2014
      In My Father's Words'
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: July 18, 2014 - 8:30 pm
      Location: Balivanich Community Hall
      Description: Dundee Rep Theatre. My Father’s Words is a beautiful play about identity – national and personal – and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two. In the year that the Commonwealth Games come back to Scotland, the Rep presents a play which re-tells the Scottish emigrant story for our times.
    • Events on July 19, 2014
      In my fathers words
      Starts: 7:30 pm
      Ends: July 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Daliburgh, South Uist
      Description: Dundee Rep Theatre. n My Father’s Words is a beautiful play about identity – national and personal – and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two. In the year that the Commonwealth Games come back to Scotland, the Rep presents a play which re-tells the Scottish emigrant story for our times.
    • Events on July 23, 2014
      South Uist Highland Games
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: July 24, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Askernish Machair
      Description: Traditional day of Highland Games